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Contact Details

Studio: Larkfield, Debden Road, Newport, Essex, England, CB11 3RU. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1799 540322
Mobile: 07771 948874
Email:
Web-site: www.ianvance.net
Joined on: 2014-07-02
Last Updated: 2015-02-27

Statement

Statement

I am a ceramicist working in deepest North-West Essex and producing sculptures and pots from very textured and earthy clay. I am interested in the contrasts between rough and smooth both in materials and in design. I make sculptures varying in size from small tabletop pieces to large outdoor works

My work is characterised by large amounts of surface detail and natural colours applied to slabs of rugged terracotta clay that are assembled into the designs. Further detail is typically added by tearing and pinching the edges of the slabs to achieve more detailed versions of the “natural look.

Current Work

Current Work

Ceramic sculptures and more for indoors and outdoors.

See more of Ian's work on Facebook www.facebook.com/ian.vance.ceramics and 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IVCeramics 

Technical Information

Technical Information

As I come from a technical background, I have developed all the glazes that I use, typically a lithium matte finish suitable for a mid-temperature firing regime

Larger pieces are often mounted on ceramic or wooden bases – I use re-cycled oak and cedar that further enhances the character of the sculptures – each piece is unique and fully hand made

Background History

Background History

I work from a purpose-built studio and workshop at my contemporary home in the NW Essex countryside which provides a calm atmosphere and a great display environment. Commercial companies have used the house and garden for catalogue shoots and this gives new creative ideas by seeing a wide range of other peoples’ designs in-situ

I studied City and Guilds Art and Ceramics at Cambridge Regional College, and have furthered my art education with specialist courses since that time

I am a Committee Member of Anglian Potters, a large regional organization for the East of England, an Associate Member at the Craft Potters Association and I am involved in a variety of organizational activities in the pottery world

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

- Saffron Walden Open Studios (2014 - April 26th - 27th and May 3rd - 4th)
- Anglian Potters Christmas Selling Exhibition - All Saints' Church, Jesus Lane Cambridge
- 'Fired Works' at Blackthorpe Barns, Suffolk a new major show of ceramics, glass and metalwork with something for everyone. (10th - 12th May 2013)
- Ickworth Park Wood and Craft Fair - near Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QE (5th and Sunday 6th October 2013)

Work Styles

Work Styles

Raku
Porcelain
Sculptural
Garden